The forms of Joe Pinkelman consistently appear to tip, balance, fragment, and reconnect in a myriad of patterns and designs. The physicality of the clay fuses delicacy and solidity. The metaphysical aspect of the clay is that shapes are created, destroyed, and recreated.


Joe Pinkelman was born in Denver, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO for his BFA. He attended UCLA in Los Angeles, CA for his MFA. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.